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# american-civil-war - Sunday 5 November, 2017

This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War

Albert Cashier was born Jennie Hodgers in Clogherhead.

# american-civil-war - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

From The42 US captain Michael Bradley responds to 'sheep' Alexi Lalas American Civil War

US captain Michael Bradley responds to 'sheep' Alexi Lalas

Lalas called out the current squad as “a bunch of soft, under-performing, tattooed millionaires”.

# american-civil-war - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Column: Remembering the American Civil War through one Irish family's story

The American Civil War might seem like a long time ago, but the last pensioned Irish veteran was still alive in 1950.

# american-civil-war - Friday 15 November, 2013

A US paper that called the 1863 Gettysburg address 'silly' has issued a retraction

On President Lincoln’s iconic speech, The Patriot-News of Harrisburg said yesterday that, “In the fullness of time, we have come to a different conclusion”.

# american-civil-war - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War Opinion This post contains images

Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War

On St Patrick’s Day 150 years ago, the Union Irish Brigade took time out from the American Civil War to embark on a day of celebrations. The ensuing festivities have passed into American Civil War legend, writes Damian Shiels.

# american-civil-war - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Hidden History: The Irish and the American Civil War

Did you know that nearly 200,000 Irish men (and some women) served in this war – and tens of thousands of them were killed in action?

# american-civil-war - Friday 15 April, 2011

World's oldest man dies at grand age of 114

Walter Breuning passed away in the US on Thursday. He had put his long life down to a strict diet of two meals a day.